Open House and Free Community Day with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus!
Sunday, May 21, 2017
327 Warren StreetHudson NY 12534
Hudson Hall welcomes the community to explore the newly restored 1855 building with a free open house on Sunday, May 21 from 12noon to 5pm. Step right up to see the wonders of New York State’s oldest surviving theater, come clown around with a free circus skills workshop for kids, fill your pockets with popcorn, then prepare to be thrilled by the magic of the big top with a free performance by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus.
Explore the Hall12 noon – 5:00pm
Did you know that the Hudson Opera House was once City Hall, a police station and a library? Or that the newly restored upstairs performance hall once played host to famous historical figures like Susan B. Anthony, Ralph Waldo Emerson or Teddy Roosevelt? Or how about the time the hall was used for the display by a local doctor of a large, live, medical oddity… Come learn about this treasured landmark’s fascinating past with free guided tours and explore the wonders of New York State’s oldest surviving theater, open to the public for the first time in over 55 years.
Run Away with the CirkusAn interactive, drop-in circus experience for families and youth ages 4 and up1:30 – 3:00pm; Free
Fancy trying your hand at feather balancing, scarf juggling, diabolo spinning, and stilt walking? Come jump into the ring and explore the art of the circus, led by teen and adult members of Bindlestiff’s Juggling Club and Cirkus After School programs.
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Performance3:30 – 4:30pm
Bindlestiff's dynamic cast delivers dazzling skill and hair-raising thrills in this 60-minute show. The breathtaking performance features wire-walker Ariele Ebacher, Susan Voyticky and Matthew Greenfield on duo lyra, plus thrilling spectacles like Jan Damm’s balance stunts on the Rolla Bolla and Keith Nelson’s gut-wrenching sword swallowing act. Live music by Sabrina Chap and drummer Ethan Shorter drive the show’s dynamic pace. Audience participation, physical comedy, and “something for everyone” are all part of the mix. This is not your Grandpa’s circus!